File System for Computers
For purposes of convincing a user who has expressed a preference for the FAT32 file system to the NTFS file system for use in desktop computers in a workgroup, this document will compare the different features of the two file systems. The user will be convinced why it is highly recommended currently to use the NTFS file system instead of the FAT32 file system for computers in workgroups.FAT32 is one of the most common types of file system to keep track of the hard disk. FAT32 was invented in 1977 by Microsoft but found its way in PC-DOS of IBM PCs in 1981 (Phillips, 2008).
Later on, the file system was carried to MS-DOS, where it has been used in every system as a standard format in hard drives and floppy disks. However, as technology continued to advance and users demanding more functionality on the file system, Microsoft came up with a new version of the file system called NTSF in 1993. Despite its invention in the early 1990s, the NTFS file system was not used in most consumer PCs until the development of Windows XP in 2001 (Domingo, 2013). Since then, the NTFS file system is used in most recent operating systems, including Windows 7, 8, and Vista as a default format.
Therefore, being a new technology file system, NTFS has additional features that make it suitable for use for desktop computers in a workgroup.Firstly, it is important to begin by stating that computers used in workgroups require a high level of security. This is because such computers are prone to attack by malicious users. For this reason, when considering a file system for use on a computer in a workgroup, a user needs to choose a file system that has high-security features. Fortunately, it is only the NTFS and not FAT32 file system with extra security .features that can help safeguard computers used in workgroups.